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Student Senate meeting minutes

Special allocation: Raasta

Student Senate allocated $752 to Raasta. Junior information systems major Andrew Schwartz spoke about the unexpected cost that the funding was meant to cover; when attending a competition, the Raasta team had to find new hotel rooms after being displaced from their original hotel. 18 senators voted for the allocation, none voted against, and five abstained.

Special allocation: Mock Trial

Senate allocated $1,465 to Mock Trial. The funding will compensate Mock Trial for a deficit incurred by missing registration fees from teams who couldn’t attend a Carnegie Mellon-hosted competition at the last minute due to weather difficulties. 19 senators voted for the allocation, none voted against, and five abstained.

Points of discussion

Senate spent the majority of its meeting discussing the issue of paying student government executive members. Senators brought up various points of discussion for and against the issue of including the line item in the slated budget. Senate concluded the discussion with a motion to send the JFC Proposal to junior statistics major and Student Body Vice President for Finance Jalen Poteat for revision and reexamination.